On Monday night, the San Antonio Spurs will face the Utah Jazz. Who will miss this game due to injury?
On Monday, the San Antonio Spurs will return from a one-day absence to face the Utah Jazz. It’s the third part of the Rodeo Road Trip that takes the Silver and Black across the country, while the San Antonio Rodeo takes over the AT&T Center.
For Saturday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors, the Spurs did not have four players available due to injury. This included losing two at the point guard position. Against one of the NBA’s best teams, record-wide, it proved to be part of the downfall, leading to a 122-105 loss.
As for the Jazz game, San Antonio will potentially be without five players, according to the official injury report. Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management), Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis) and LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right knee) all will not play. Dejounte Murray (sprained left ankle) and Tony Parker (back tightness) moved to “questionable.”
Dejounte Murray (sprained left ankle) and Tony Parker (back tightness) are questionable for tomorrow’s Spurs-Jazz game. LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right knee), Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis) and Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) are out. pic.twitter.com/NbpEtd7CWL
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Aldridge’s sore right knee marks its debut on the injury report. He played 29 minutes vs. Golden State, scoring 20 points and grabbing 5 rebounds.
Regarding Murray and Parker, their respective returns would strengthen a position that had Patty Mills start (and get into foul trouble). Rookie Derrick White saw significant minutes, too, scoring 11 points and pulling in 5 rebounds. With Parker and Murray, White likely returns to the end of the bench.
Gay and Leonard’s absences are almost normal. Both players have not appeared since the end of December and early January, respectively.
If all five players sit out, it could lead to a lineup of Mills, Danny Green, Kyle Anderson, Pau Gasol and Davis Bertans. White, Bryn Forbes, Manu Ginobili, Joffrey Lauvergne and Brandon Paul would follow off the bench.
The Spurs and Jazz will go head to head at 9:00 p.m. ET.